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Hibernia: Ulysses
Back in Dublin

The original manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses traveled to Dublin this summer to be exhibited at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle. Entitled “Ulysses in Hand: The Rosenbach Manuscript,” the exhibit was organized by the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia. Ulysses takes place on one day – June 16, 1904 – in Dublin.Read more..

Hibernia: The Weir
Travels to Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is producing The Weir by Conor McPherson, one of Ireland’s hottest new playwrights. The play will run from October 22 to November 12 at the Steimke Theatre. A story full of ghostly tales and a tragic secret, it has been hailed as “a modern classic” by the Daily Telegraph. ♦

Hibernia: The eircom
Dublin Theatre Festival

For the first two weeks in October, Dublin will once again host a smorgasbord of exciting theater from throughout the Fair City. The eircom Dublin Theatre Festival will offer both epic and intimate productions and merge theater, film, and music. Kicking off the festival will be Dracula, the Music and Film, a one-of-a-kind production thatRead more..

Hibernia: New O’Neill Play Makes New York Debut

In August, the Provincetown Playhouse in New York City hosted the very first production of Eugene O’Neill’s play Personal Equation. The play was written in 1915, while O’Neill was a student at Harvard. Set at the onset of World War I, it is about characters who must decide whether to join the army or theRead more..

Nora, an Excerpt

Even now, here 30 years since, when I turn to the southwest in Ennis from Shannon, and head out on the peninsula that ends at Loop Head, and somewhere on that road get my first wind of turfsmoke, I remember the first time and the sense that I had then of coming home. “The name’sRead more..

Seamus Heaney

Poetic Champion

A native of Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. The following excerpts are taken from interviews conducted with him in 1986 and shortly after he won the Nobel in 1996. ℘℘℘ Poetry summons you. That’s been my own experience. The real difficulty about being a poet is not in theRead more..

Hibernia: Song of the Century

Actors Milo O’Shea and Gabriel Byrne and author Malachy McCourt were iust a few of the luminaries who attended the New York City-based lrish Repertory Theatre’s 7th annual Broadway benefit, Song of the Century, which celebrated the best of lrish entertainment in the 20th century. Byrne hosted the event along with actress Sinéad Cusack, whoRead more..

Hibernia: Yeats House Saved, But New Apartments to Occupy Grounds

Thanks to an intensive campaign by some of Ireland’s leading writers and academics, a stay of execution was obtained on the elegant 18th-century farmhouse in Dublin where poet William Butler Yeats resided until his death in 1939. Located in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Riversdale was Yeats’ last home after the death of his friend Lady Gregory,Read more..

Hibernia: Laughter and Verse

It doesn’t necessarily have to rhyme, but it definitely has to be funny. And that, in a nutshell, is the guiding principle behind the Bard of Armagh contest. Billed as “Ireland’s Unique Festival of Humorous Verse: A Reawakening of the Great Bardic Tradition,” the annual contest seeks to create “a platform for versifiers to unleashRead more..